Programs & Events

Story time

apple books with quilted apple runner and apples on library bench
Thanks to all who participated in the outdoor story times! Stay tuned for recorded story times on our website in October.

August 2020 Cake Recipes

Brooke Dojny with cookbook and Bundt cake
Cookbook author Brooke Dojny (also President of our Library Board!) This intensely lemony, nicely sliceable, tender-crumbed pound cake tastes wonderful on its own, but mainly it appears in this book because it’s just the perfect . . . read more »

Celebrating Roger Angell

Roger Angell with Governor Janet Mills on front porch of Friend Memorial Library August 8 2020
Roger Angell "Brooklin Memories" iMovie audio and montage, "Beloved Local Friends" audio, a list of Roger's books, and links to some of his writings are included on our site in celebration of his 100th Birthday.

Local authors

We are featuring local author photos, book lists, and bios in the side yard. We are using the StoryWalk® format and turning it into an Author Walk. For some authors you will also experience author . . . read more »

Listen to the Stuart Little collaborative audio production

Chapters of "Stuart Little" by E.B. White in the collaborative read aloud project by Witherle Memorial Library & Friend Memorial Library are now available. Readers are from the Castine community and Friend Memorial Library Board.

An Evening in East Africa

Zebras in East Africa
On Friday May 29, 2020, David Porter and his daughter Annie took us on a photographic tour of their three-week trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. Fabulous photos, stories and travel tips were part of . . . read more »

Summer Reading 2020

We have summer reading rules, reading log 2020 , and kick off prizes to pickup at the library (currently experiencing technical difficulty with the Beanstack App).  All ages are welcome to participate (ages 1-110+)! At sign . . . read more »